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Samsung adds YouTube streaming to Blu-ray players

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Internet

Samsung Blu-ray Players

Samsung has added the ability to stream YouTube videos to a trio of their players. The Samsung BD-P1600, PBD-P3600, and BD-P4600 will all give you this option, as long as they are connected to the Internet. With these units, you should have no problem watching Keyboard Cat, iJustine, and yes, Gear Live on YouTube. Just run an update on the player, and you are up and running.

 

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Exclusive Deal Alert: $180 off HP Pavilion dv4t + free CalcPad 200

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

HP dv4t deal

Okay, heads up, we’ve got another exclusive deal for you if you are looking to pick up a notebook. You can get $180 off of any HP Pavilion dv4t, and you also walk away with a free CalcPad 200 calculator. Here is the full scoop:

  • Valid for 2 Days Only - 8/20 to 8/22/09
  • GET $180 off when you purchase any customized HP dv4t
  • Free 3GB RAM upgrade
  • Free 320GB hard drive upgrade
  • Free CalcPad 200 calculator
  • Free shipping
  • Use coupon code NBL1562  during checkout

You have to act quickly, though, because the offer is only good today through Saturday, August 22th. Head on over to the special HP Pavilion dv4t page where you can configure the system, and during checkout, be sure to use the following coupon code: NBL1562. That will give you the $180 discount, and you’ll be all set.

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Exclusive Deal Alert: $500 off HP HDX 18T + HP Mini 110 XP combo

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

HP HDX 18T discount coupon

Okay, heads up, we’ve got a nice exclusive deal for you if you are looking to pick up a notebook. You can get $500 off of any HP HDX 18T when purchased with an HP Mini 110 XP netbook. Here is the full scoop:

  • Valid for 2 Days Only - 8/13 to 8/15/09
  • GET $500 off when you purchase both the HP HDX 18T and HP Mini 110 XP
  • HP Mini 100 XP let’s you stay connected on the go
  • HP HDX 18T features Blu-ray drive, 18-inch screen

You have to act quickly, though, because the offer is only good today through Saturday, August 15th. Head on over to the special HP HDX 18T page where you can configure the system, and during checkout, be sure to use the following coupon code: NBY4876. That will give you the $500 discount, and you’ll be all set.

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Sharp’s 13 new LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray Recorders

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment

Sharp's 13 new LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray Recorders

I can’t help but wonder if p has set a record for the most TVs announced in one day as they are putting out 13 LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray recorders.  These AQUOS DX2 series sets come in the sizes that you see here, with the 40, 46, and 52-inchers hitting you with a contrast ratio of 15,000:1 at 1080p, while all the other smaller models come in at a 7000:1 contrast ratio.  The prices will vary as the 26-inch model costs $1,700, while the 52-inch models retail at $4,800.  So far, this line of recording Sharp AQUOS TVs are slated for a Japan-only release. 

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VIZIO VBR100 Blu-ray player gets unboxed on video

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment

My friend Tyler Pruitt from over at Format War Central got his hands on one of the new VBR100 players from Wal-mart - you know, the Profile 2.0 player that sells for just $178? Check out an unboxing of the device above, along with some thoughts on the pros and cons of this player.


Samsung’s latest Blu-Ray HTIB, the HT-BD3252

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Home Entertainment, Music

Samsung Blu-ray ht-bd3252

Clearly, I must be into reporting Samsung products this morning, as they have not only released that S9110 watch phone, but a new Home Theater In a Box. 

The HT-BD3252 not only features a bundle of speakers, but it has an integrated Blu-ray 2.0 profile player that supports BD-Live.  It supports audio codecs like Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD-MA, and includes streaming Internet services such as Pandora, , and Blockbuster with the included Wi-Fi dongle.  All this plus an iPod dock for just $799.

Full press release after the jump.

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VLC 1.0 now available after 8.5 year wait!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: PC / Laptop, Software

VLC 1.0 Goldeneye

You may not know this, but the underground Swiss Army knife of video playing software known as VLC, a project that started 8 and a half years ago, has finally hit version 1.0. Along the new version comes plenty of new features, including high definition codecs, AirTunes streaming, support for linear PCM, and plenty of bug fixes. If you play video on your computer, you’ll definitely want to give this one a download to try it out.

VLC 1.0 is completely free and is available for download on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

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90 Blu-ray movies with 7.1 surround sound

Blu-ray 7.1 surround For you extreme audiophile fans out there, we just came across a great list of movies that include a 7.1 surround sound audio track. If you’ve got a 7.1 speaker setup, you’ll likely find this list to be worth checking out. There are some gems on here (3:10 To Yuma, Pan’s Labyrinth, Weeds,) as well as a few horrible movies (Disaster Movie, Hannah Montana, Witless Protection,) but the common thread here is that all o the currently listed 90 movies hit you with a lossless 7.1 audio track.

[Thanks, Tyler]

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Amazon DVD Trade-In Program

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Hot Deals, Movies

Harry Potter Gift SetGet rid of some of your old DVDs through Amazon and get a gift certificate. They will accept regular DVDs, HD and Blu-ray movies and TV shows with original container and worth at least $10.00. Shipping is free and your account is credited within a couple of days. Looking at their offer, we found the average price, no matter what format, was about $5.00, depending on age, but some were as low as $2.50. We found a Harry Potter Gift Set, that sells for $112.49, was worth all of $13.50. Still, it will give you the ability to buy a DVD you haven’t seen.

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Panasonic Portable DMP-B15K Blu-ray Player

DMP-B15K PlayerPanasonic has released the supposedly first portable Blu-ray Disc Player. The DMP-B15K has an 8.9-inch WSVGA LCD Screen, a PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus, 2 1/2 hours battery life, a built-in LAN port and can playback photos. With its signature Viera Cast, it can handle Internet content such as Amazon VOD, YouTube and Google. Nice as the player looks, you might want to wait for the next generation, as the DMP-B15K will set you back $799.99.

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